|An energy-consuming sector that consists of service-providing facilities and equipment of:
businesses; Federal, State, and local governments; and other private and public organizations,
such as religious, social, or fraternal groups. The commercial sector includes institutional
living quarters. It also includes sewage treatment facilities. Common uses of energy associated
with this sector include space heating, water heating, air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration,
cooking, and running a wide variety of other equipment. Note: This sector includes generators
that produce electricity and/or useful thermal output primarily to support the activities of the
above-mentioned commercial establishments.
|Gas Plant Operator
|Any firm, including a gas plant owner, which operates a gas plant and keeps the gas plant records.
A gas plant is a facility in which natural gas liquids are separated from natural gas or in which
natural gas liquids are fractionated or otherwise separated into natural gas liquid products or both.
For the purposes of this survey, gas plant operator data are contained in the refiner categories.
|An energy-consuming sector that consists of all facilities and equipment used for producing,
processing, or assembling goods The industrial sector encompasses the following types of
activity: manufacturing (NAICS codes 31-33); agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
(NAICS code 11); mining, including oil and gas extraction (NAICS code 21); natural gas
distribution (NAICS code 2212); and construction (NAICS code 23). Overall energy use in this
sector is largely for process heat and cooling and powering machinery, with lesser amounts used
for facility heating, air conditioning, and lighting. Fossil fuels are also used as raw material
inputs to manufactured products. Note: This sector includes generators that produce electricity
and/or useful thermal output primarily to support the above-mentioned industrial activities.
|No. 2 Diesel Fuel
|A fuel that has distillation temperatures of 500 degrees Fahrenheit at the 10-percent
recovery point and 640 degrees Fahrenheit at the 90-percent recovery point and meets the
specifications defined in ASTM Specification D 975. It is used in high-speed diesel engines
that are generally operated under uniform speed and load conditions,
such as those in railroad locomotives, trucks, and automobiles.
|No. 2 Diesel Fuel, High Sulfur
|No. 2 diesel fuel that has a sulfur level above 500 ppm.
|No. 2 Diesel Fuel, Low Sulfur
|No. 2 diesel fuel that has a sulfur level between 15 ppm and 500 ppm (inclusive).
It is used primarily in motor vehicle diesel engines for on-highway use.
|No. 2 Diesel Fuel, Ultra Low Sulfur
|No. 2 diesel fuel that has a sulfur level no higher than 15 ppm. It is used
primarily in motor vehicle diesel engines for on-highway use.
|No. 2 Distillate
|A petroleum distillate that can be used as either a diesel fuel (see No. 2 Diesel Fuel) or a fuel oil
(see No. 2 Fuel Oil).
|No. 2 Fuel Oil (Heating Oil)
|A distillate fuel oil that has a distillation temperature of 640 degrees Fahrenheit
at the 90-percent recovery point and meets the specifications defined in ASTM
Specification D 396. It is used in atomizing type burners for domestic heating
or for moderate capacity commercial/industrial burner units.
|Other End Users
|For motor gasoline, all direct sales to end users other than those made through company outlets.
For No. 2 distillate, all direct sales to end users other than residential, commercial/institutional,
industrial sales, and sales through company outlets. Included in the "other end users" category
are sales to utilities and agricultural users.
|Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD):
|PADD 1 (East Coast):
PADD 1A (New England): Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
PADD 1B (Central Atlantic): Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
PADD 1C (Lower Atlantic): Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.
PADD 2 (Midwest): Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin.
PADD 3 (Gulf Coast): Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas.
PADD 4 (Rocky Mountain): Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming.
PADD 5 (West Coast): Alaska (North Slope and Other Mainland), Arizona, California,
Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington.
|Price (Unit Price)
|Total revenue derived from the sale of product during the reference month divided by the
total volume sold; also known as the weighted average price. Total revenue should exclude
all taxes but include transportation costs that were paid as part of the purchase price.
|A firm or the part of a firm that refines products or blends and substantially changes products,
or refines liquid hydrocarbons from oil and gas field gases, or recovers liquefied petroleum
gases incident to petroleum refining and sells those products to resellers, retailers,
reseller/retailers or ultimate consumers. "Refiner" includes any owner of products that
contracts to have those products refined and then sells the refined products to resellers,
retailers, or ultimate consumers. For the purposes of this survey, gas plant operator data
are included in this category.
|A firm (other than a refiner) that is engaged in a trade or business that buys refined
petroleum products and then sells them to a purchaser who is not the ultimate consumer
of those refined products.
|An energy-consuming sector that consists of living quarters for private households. Common uses
of energy associated with this sector include space heating, water heating, air conditioning,
lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and running a variety of other appliances.
The residential sector excludes institutional living quarters.
|A firm (other than a refiner, reseller, or reseller/retailer) that carries on the trade or
business of purchasing refined petroleum products and reselling them to ultimate consumers
without substantially changing their form.
|Any company-owned outlet (e.g., service station) selling gasoline, on-highway
diesel fuel, or propane for on-highway vehicle use which is under the direct control of the
firm filing the EIA-782 by virtue of the ability to set the retail product price and
directly collect all or part of the retail margin. This category includes retail outlets:
(1) being operated by salaried employees of the company and/or its subsidiaries and
affiliates, and/or (2) involving personnel services contracted by the firm.
|The transfer of title from the seller to a buyer for a price. Excludes intrafirm transfers,
products consumed directly by the reporting firm, or sales of bonded fuel. Also excludes
products delivered/loaned to exchange partners, except where the amount supplied exceeds the
amount received and the differential is invoiced as a sale during the reference month.
|Sales for Resale
|Sales of refined petroleum products to purchasers who are other-than-ultimate consumers;
|Sales to End Users
|Sales made directly to the consumer of the product. Includes bulk consumers, such as
agriculture, industry, and utilities, as well as residential and commercial consumers.
|A yellowish nonmetallic element, sometimes known as "brimstone." It is present at various
levels of concentration in many fossil fuels whose combustion releases sulfur compounds that
are considered harmful to the environment. Some of the most commonly used fossil fuels are
categorized according to their sulfur content, with lower sulfur fuels usually selling at a